Memorial Created By
Diane Moss

Peter Michael Sullivan

August 05, 1964 - June 20, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Peter Michael Sullivan. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Peter Michael Sullivan was born in Encino, California on August 5th, 1964 to Mary Elizabeth Sullivan and James Frederick Sullivan. At age 5, he moved to Minneapolis with his mother and siblings. His creative gifts led him to study and work as a youth at the renowned Minneapolis Children's Theater Company and School, where he became a lead sound technician in his teens. At age 17, he was hired as a sound designer for the director's cut...  see more
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  • Adam McDaniel
    Oh, Peter...gone far too young, too soon. During my early years at Soundelux, he was one of the funniest people I got to know, and he stood up for me when I was facing some challenges from an extremely toxic supervisor. My time there -- and my well being...  more
  • Richard Rummel
    He was they guy in the booth next to me. My heart goes out to Andrew, Jenny and all his siblings. Ted Cooks ribs, Carling Black Label tacos, shawarma dripping with falafel, biting his hand in a fit of excitement. Details were important. A 280z, with a...  more
  • Anne Marie Grewal
    My condolences to Peter’s family and loved ones. He was a tremendously intelligent and talented person. I appreciate that Jennifer posted some of his photographs here. I admired his ability to see the beauty and serenity is colorful and often chaotic...  more
  • ddimuro
    Among his countless other accomplishments, Peter took the photos for my CD titled "Train Going Nowhere." I told Peter I wanted a cover image that would blow peoples' socks off when they saw it. I picked the locations and Peter used a standard...  more
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Peter with our whole family on his wedding day. The dress I am wearing he bought for me in Thailand.
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Those eyes.
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Peter receiving his diploma from CTC. He was very proud of that milestone.
  • Diane Moss
    These are pictures of Peter at Matthias' (the "Gemerman" as Peter liked to call him) and my wedding party in 2007. He was one of only a few friends present at our actual wedding a year before (16 years ago tomorrow!), which was separate from the later...  more
  • Paul David
    Peter still holds my personal record for hardest ever observed door slam. I was present when he found out that Heat was just gonna use production recordings for the downtown Los Angeles bank robbery and shootout. You shoulda heard what he created for...  more
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    • Paul David
      Jennifer Kaufmann David, you paint such a great picture of his passion. He expressed to me once that Heat really changed his career as far as perspective. Do you recall that? He sure could be a perfectionist and the rub of it was he was always right in demanding that...  more
  • Sergio  Clemente
    Peter Sullivan answered a call from God and went to visit him... For now, we stay here taking care of each other... Until God allows us to visit him too.

    sergio clemente.
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    4 Siblings Dressed up for Grandparent's Dinner.jpg
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    • Jennifer Kaufmann
      Jennifer Kaufmann I adored all of my brothers. All I could ever do is shrug. Peter always, always watched out for me.
      • June 23, 2022
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    The very last time all of us were together at my wedding. I treasure this photo. September 2004.
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Same airport; same brother. 1985.
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    • Jennifer Kaufmann
      Jennifer Kaufmann Peter waited with us with a flight delay. He didn't have to, he just did. Because he was kind and thoughtful
      • June 23, 2022
    • Jennifer Kaufmann
      Diane Moss I have a pic of that same year, in the sunglasses, I will find and post. Classic. I had a haircut and jean jacket like yours. Sisters from anothuh mothuh.
      • June 24, 2022
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Four Siblings, January 1972.
    • Jennifer Kaufmann
      Jennifer Kaufmann For some reason it appears the two oldest are off to school and Peter and I are off to bed. I just adore this photo.
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Peter loved Ely so much that he promised my mom that he would take a copy of the Ely newspaper with him on his travels. These are of him in Saigon; one in front of the Ho Chi Minh statue in front of the Hotel de Ville. The other is in front of the...  more
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    In 1985 Peter was living in Boston and he had the opportunity to meet me and my friend Berit at the Boston airport as we traveled to Europe for a seven week jaunt.
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    • Jennifer Kaufmann
      Diane Moss He was into bunny ears that year. My pic of him from them has bunny ears, too, lol!
      • June 24, 2022
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    This is a very old photo of our favorite cabin at Mackie's Cabins on Fenske Lake just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Cabin number 5 or also known as Jack Pine. Peter loved being there and recorded many sound effects during his time there. ...  more
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    The fashion!
  • Jennifer Kaufmann
    Peter loved Red Lobster dinners when he was in town. We would always take mom and John. His expression in this photo is priceless.
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    • Jennifer Kaufmann
      Diane Moss This made me literally laugh out loud. Yep. That look is a classic.
      • June 24, 2022
  • David Baldwin
    I have only the fondest of memories of Peter, ever since our days at Soundelux working on shows. He was not only a superb sound designer and editor, but about the best sound effects recordist I ever met. He once went to the top of a mountain in New...  more
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    • David Baldwin
      Diane Moss Thank you, David. He often spoke highly of working for Soundelux to me. And he was rightfully very proud of that particular thunderclap recording. Lucky you for having a copy! I am glad he had you as a friend.
      • June 24, 2022
  • Ezra Dweck
    Peter was a talented and passionate guy. He and I started recording sound FX around the same time and we would swap tips and stories. We didn't always agree on things, but he was fun to argue with, since he was knowledgeable and respectful. We had a good...  more
  • David Barbee
    I'm just stunned by the news. Peter and I worked together some years ago. While our work was demanding at times, we found ways to laugh and relieve the stresses that can come in our business. Peter was a supremely talented sound designer, who brought...  more
  • charles maynes
    most heartfelt condolences to Peter's family and friends in this time of sorrow-

    I knew Peter for a relatively brief period of time, and was blessed to have been able to spend many hours sharing thoughts with him about all sorts of topics, from our...  more
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